Headline Event: FEASTA!, 5–11pm, Sat 20 Oct

Saturday 20 October, 5–11pm

Mollett Street, FREE

Live for one night only

Rain date Sunday 21 October

For more information, visit here.

Full timetable of performances and activities: here

How to get to FEASTA! information: here

Come into the city for FESTA 2018’s headline event to feast on a reimagined Christchurch in the city’s new public spaces with thousands of Cantabrians as well as visitors.

Free and open to all, FEASTA! will fire up your appetites and imaginations with family activities, music, performance, art, imaginative installations, markets, bars, pop-up restaurants and lots of great things to eat and drink.

In collaboration with Creative Director Barnaby Bennett, over 130 design and architecture students from across Australia and New Zealand, as well as design and architecture professionals, have designed and fabricated imaginative and unique installatons that explore the themes of the The Future of Food, Public Feasting, Feeding Waitaha Canterbury, Food Markets and Cottage Industries.

Four artists have also woven their work into the city.

Come hungry!

Look out for:

  • A children’s parade of wearable art made from food packaging that will kick things off at 5.15pm (Creative Junk will run workshops in the lead up)
  • An Asian food market called Little Asia
  • A bar of the future, run by Punky Brewster, featuring unusual brews from Aotearoa producers; a Waitaha Canterbury bar, featuring locally produced brews
  • Weaving their food-related works into the celebration are artists Gaby Montejo, Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, Josie Archer & Kosta Bogoievski and the multidisciplinary collaboration Kono for Kai, featuring cultural practitioners Benita Wakefield, Chelita Kahutianui Zainey and Amiria Perez
  • Unique bamboo structures for shared dining experiences
  • Demonstration Station and Speakers’ Corner made to look like a reality TV set with models of giant electric hobs and a mammoth coffee pot

For more information, visit here.




Date: September 16, 2018